BOBBY KIMBALL (UK & IRELAND ONLY)

 

Band Details

 Robert (Bobby) Troy Kimball was raised in Louisiana and started singing as a child dabbling on voice and piano in a musical household throughout his youth. During the 70s, Kimball performed as a vocalist in various New Orleans area bands starting to get noticed for his incredible vocal sound.

Bobby's career changed forever when he met David Paich and Jeff Porcaro who auditioned him to be part of a brand new band called TOTO, a band that would have soon conquered music world becoming a strong landmark in music history.

The first album TOTO was nominated at the Grammys as Best New Group. The first single - "Hold The Line", made Bobby's voice a signature of TOTO's music and launched several hits thereafter, including songs like "I'll Supply The Love", "White Sister", "Make Believe", "Africa" and, of course, "Rosanna", the song on the TOTO IV album that swept the 1983 Grammy show. The TOTO IV album was nominated for no less than 9 Grammys and the band as a whole won a total of seven of these categories.

After the fourth album and some conflicts with the band, Bobby decided to move to Europe for a few years where he kept on singing as a session musician and got some of his solo works published.

In 1998, Bobby and Toto made amends and he rejoined Toto as lead vocalist. The band then returned to the studio to record Mindfields, their first album with Bobby since 1982's Toto IV.

In 2002, Toto released a covers album Through the Looking Glass. In February 2006, Toto released Falling In Between, their first studio album of new material since 1999; however, it was announced in June 2008 that the band has broken up.

Since the dissolution of Toto in 2008, Bobby has been touring the world over, non-stop. “I’ve never been this busy in my whole career in music. I love touring, and I always have fun on the road with the fans.”

 

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